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to justify that is really deeply strange. for decades, raising the debt ceiling was something that congress has been willing to do. since the presidency of fdr, congress has to do. since fdr, congress voted to raise it literally dozens of times. the way we run the country, for generations, you may not like it. it is how we use the debt ceiling, we have raised it 89 times just between 1939 and 2010. the only time we haven't had to raise it in recent years was at the very end of the clinton administration when we started to run a budget surplus, remember that? but other than that, it happens as a matter of course. it is routine, but in 2010, the republicans decided they wouldn't do it anymore. and in the standoff, where they said they wouldn't do it again, even though it was done with presidents before them, they were not going to do it. the country could default on its debts, that was an economic disaster. check it out. this is job growth, month to month in the year 2011. during that time when it is weirdly suppressed, oh, yeah, it is the fight over the debt ceiling. so when you hear others
. debt ceiling deadline extended. now the question remains can congress get a balanced budget passed? ed lazear, hoover institute fellow and former chief economic advisor to president george w. bush has some ideas on what washington needs to do before the new debt deadline is upon us. ed, thank you for joining us. so what -- >> pleasure, thank you. ashley: what should congress do before that debt ceiling again comes upon us and what's the likelihood they will do it? >> well i'm not so sure they should be focusing on the short run at all. they should think in terms of what are things they need to do to grow the economy. if you look at the history of economic growth since the economy got out of the recession, formally got out of the recession back in june of 2009, we've had growth of about 2%. the long-term growth rate in this country is about 3%. so, a recovery usually means that you're growing at rates that are better than the average, in order to catch up. we're not even growing at rates near the average. ashley: right. >> what congress and the president need to do is focus primarily on
on the debt ceiling after the house voted to approve a bill to extend the debt ceiling another three months until the 18th of may. the vote to 852144. 111 democrats voting no. also asking the house and senate to approve a budget by the 15th of april. they don't congressional pay could be placed an escrow through late next year. does that sound like music? senate majority leader harry reid says the bill will be voted on in the senate over the coming days. the white house says the president will actually sign it into law. meanwhile, senate budget committee chairwoman saying that her committee will, indeed, draft a budget this year if adopted. the first time that the senate democrats have passed a budget in four years. so in advance to the democrats returning to regular word business, returning government at least in its transition to reality for us all. thank you very much. joining us now, the "a-team". good to have you all year. i have to think that you are about to break out in song. i mean, think about it. an agreement amongst the republicans for a 10-year plan. ryan has taken 30 years out
to imagine -- we talked earlier about the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling. it is clear there is legislative gridlock in this town. what happens in the months to come with this kind of gridlock -- we already see the battle lines being drawn about what is to happen when these entitlements did on the table with in march. what happens to the poor as you see it in the coming months? >> let me first say, thank you so much for allow me to be part of this conversation. i am happy that you have been carrying on this kind of conversation over the last few years. let me try and see if i can put something in context for you -- i think that is something we never really talk about. a lot of this fiscal cliff stuff is really smoke and mirrors -- when you sit back and realize the largest portion of the debt of this country is really three things -- one is two wars we never paid for, what is a medicare part that we never paid for, and the other part is the bush tax cuts. those of the largest portions of the debt of this nation. what they're trying to do now by cutting what you call entitlements and i call a
passing a debt ceiling bill that takes the proverbial cain than the proverbial rug. the political panel weighs in next. ♪ >> from our fox business studios in new york, here again is gerri willis. gerri: i hate to say it, the debt limit, we're talking about that. the debt limit is on its way to getting punted until the spring, the house approving a four month debt ceiling extension. senate majority leader harry reid saying the senate will pass the house bill quickly. with more, a columnist for the national review and columnist for the new york post. i have my dreams team here to talk about this. i want to start with you because you're sitting right across from me. they are just taking the stand down the road. i mean, look, at the end of the day we are talking about waiting until may. >> i think we will be talking about this for most of the year because obviously there is a huge gulf between the president and the house. the house would like to not raise the debt ceiling at all. as they're preference, at least the majority of them. but they can't do that because they can't get the spendi
right now as far as the debt ceiling goes. >> what's that do to economic growth. i mean, many economists say, you know, the debt ceiling debate, no matter what the fiscal cliff deal, take your pick, is going to shave half a percent of gdp in the first quarter of 2013. >> you know what, this is going to sound terrible, i don't put faith in what economists said. over the past two years, going into two double dip recessions. never came about. they don't have a handle on what's going on. investor and consumer confidence is better than anticipated. we'll do well. >> washington, we need tome -- to keep it going. a lot happening now in the oil market, especially with wti, michael, and in particular, the seaway, unclogging, if you will, of crude supplies another inventory build on our hands do you think? >> you know, tell you what, cheryl, i was with traders over the week, and we had customers on a ski trip in colorado, sat down, and talk about things, and, you know, the market, and the other two talking about this, there's confidence going forward, the markets going higher, commodity prices hig
payne sick you. don't like this. >> absolutely not. i think the debt ceiling punt was the latest example of this. the president says, if we don't do this the market is going to implode and congress puts its tail between it legs. i haven't heard anything from s&p or moodies who say we want the debt ceiling to go higher. everybody watching this show who has cut back 0, government has to learn how to do the same thing. it's cowardly in washington to continue to hide behind the notion that we're going to collapse overnight as a nation if we don't keep spending ourselves to death. >> i agree. congressmen have basically sent a message that today is not the day we're going to stop spending our children's and grandchildren's money, and charles is exactly right. the reason why our credit got downgraded is because of our out of control spending and out of control debt. the fiscal cliff deal even we just witnessed, it's such -- added four trillion dollars to our deficit over the next ten years. so, congress is not serious about reigning in spending and that's exactly when the we need to too. >> but
on some loan as early as next month if the debt ceiling isn't lifted. the white house supports the measure. opponents say it just prolong uncertainty about the economy's health. >>> and the senate may decide today on a deal to curb the number of filibusters. aides say lawmakers are kploes to a compromise to limit the delays which minority partying use to kill legislation. democrats complain that republicans overuse filibusters to block their legislation. republicans say the tactic is the only leverage they have to get roll call votes on amendments that would otherwise be shots down by democrats. >>> 4:08 the time. 23 degrees. coming up on "news4 today," how vice president joe biden is using the web site google today to make a push for tighter gun control. >>> the legal trouble mounting for lance armstrong since he confessed to using performance enhancing drugs. >>> we're tracking winter weather this morning. we'll have snow across the region. tom kierein is back with your weather and traffic. >>> somebody forgot to shut off the water. check out this fountain in bryant park in new york city
now say they'll pass it too. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: the debt ceiling suspension came with a couple strings attached. if senate democrats don't pass a budget-- something they haven't done for four years-- members of congress won't get paid until they do. >> this bill simply says, "congress, do your job." when i grew up in wisconsin, if you had a job and you did the work, then you got paid. if you didn't do the work, you didn't get paid. it's that simple. >> house democrats called the pay ploy a gimmicknd saia 90 day reprieve from default simply moves the crisis back. >> for the last two years, we've heard from our republican colleagues economic uncertainty is bad for the economy. guess what? it is. and yet that's exactly what you are doing. another big dose of economic uncertainty. >> reporter: republicans shifted gears on the debt ceiling after a strategy session last week. worried that they have lost the public debate, republicans were clearly trying out a new message tod. >> balancing the budget over the next ten years means we save the future for our kids and our g
at the same time relieving the pressure on the debt ceiling was welcomed by some democrats as republicans moving from out-right crazy to half-crazy. >> i'm not sure what happened at the house republican retreat last week, but it sure had a mellowing effect on their members. maybe there were deep breathing exercises, soft jazz music. something happened. either way, we welcomed the outcome of their retreat. the bill represents a huge change on the debt ceiling issue, and hands the president his second major win in a month. and it shows that the republicans are in full-on retreat on fiscal policy. >> joining me now, msnbc's ezra klein, ezra, i didn't see this one coming, did you? >> i'm going to say i actually did. the day after the fiscal cliff, i said the republicans are going to fold o-- >> well, i don't mean fold, make -- >> make it go away? >> this particular way of doing it. >> well, i love the idea, i think the only problem with the suspend the debt ceiling and make it go away, is a three-month part, suspend it. but the no pay, is getting misreported. i imagine this is part of the 27t
'll raise the debt ceiling through mid may but senate has to pass a budget, right and if they don't pass a budget, then we won't get paid as members of congress. >> right. >> bill: is that a real threat? i saw something somewhere where congress gets paid no matter what. >> here's a funny thing. obviously it is a gimmick. it is not as if people are really going to go unpaid for a long period of time. there is a constitutional concern. the 27th amendment says you can't pass a law that pays some members of congress more or less than others. the pay would go into escrow. essentially, we'll hold back. >> bill: i got it. >> you get paid at the back end. >> bill: so you put it in a cookie jar or something like that when the time is right -- >> when your time-out is over, you get to have it. >> bill: such an obvious gimmick. and when does the -- you say that it all comes to a head, armageddon again for the sequestration. that was extended through mid march. >> march 2nd. january 2nd deal was to kick it ahead by two months. >> bill: okay. we're talking about the month of february, right or the la
about this, so that we move forward in the new debt ceiling discussion, come may, and put in place real solutions. >> well, in a perfect world, the way congress works, then is, you guys have your budget, the senate has yours. there's a conference committee, and you hash it out, and you end up somewhere, maybe it's 60/40, the senate's way, maybe it's 60/40 your way, maybe it's 50/50. are you okay with that? there's been this assumption that house republicans will not support something that isn't, say, 75 or 80% of what they want. >> well, what we'll support real solutions, that solve the fiscal challenges that we've got. look, we still have 7.8% unemployment. we've had four straight years of trillion-dollar-plus deficits, annually. we've added over $5 trillion to the national debt in the past four years. we can't continue down this road and expect a vibrant economy and jobs being created, which is the real issue. we've got to get america back to work. and the way that you do that is with real solutions that address the spending challenges that we have, in an honest and sincere way. >> le
vice chairman alan blinder said the debt ceiling was scarier than the fiscal cliff. so does this still hold true and how does he think the u.s. can decrease its deficit? alan blinder is here with us now. its deficit and its debt. thank you, professor, for coming in. is the debt ceiling issue resolved in any way or is this all papered over? >> it is not resolved but the sword of damocles has been moved to may. i would rather have it hanging in may than february by a lot. >> but you say in your article in the "wall street journal", it was written just at the time they voted, that compromise should not be a dirty word. >> yeah. david: and we know where the president wants the republicans to compromise. some people say they did it at least a bit on the tax issue. what about the president compromising on spending? so far have we seen any evidence he has been willing to compromise? >> i think so. there have been too many deficit reductions plans before this last tax increase that were all spending. that was one. secondly, as you know, back in the good ol' days when boehner and the president
warned the country could default on some loans as early as next month if the debt ceiling isn't lifted. >>> 6:48 now. a local company reporting major losses. they say the reason is defense cuts. cnbc has more live. kayla, good morning. >>> good morning, aaron. general dynamics, one of the nation's biggest federal contractors, reported a huge quarterly loss on wednesday, blaming it largely on defense cuts. the company which is based in falls church, virginia, posted a $2 billion fourth quarter loss on lower than expected sales as shrinking government orders and writedowns hammered the maker of weapon and aircraft. stock dropped as much as 5% in trading before recovering to close up about 1%. analyst attribute that to reassuring comments from the company ceo. >>> the washington's dependence on government and defense contracts makes it vulnerable to the spending cuts put in place by president obama and congress between 2000 and 2010. government procurement spending grew by double digits. last year it fell by more than 5%. back to you. >> thank you. >>> redskins players are being warn good
. >>> the house has passed a bill that would prevent the united states from hitting the debt ceiling. at least right away. it's dubbed the no budget no pay act. it was proposed by republicans and it lets the treasury department borrow money until mid may as long as congress passes a budget. the measure states their pay will be with held. constitution doesn't allow the no pay thing to really happen, any way, that's why the act passed. 33 republicans, 11 democrats voted against it. one who did, congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz and she tells us it wasn't a clean increase. she's right about that. >>> in the last 48 hours or so, u.s. cargo planes, transporting about 80 troops and 24 tons of supplies. a spokesman for the u.s. africa command tells us the air lifts began monday are going to go on for several more days. our country's -- and whether we should have a role is becoming more of a concern. i couldn't help but notice this on yahoo! today, asking you, should the united states intervene in mali? a majority of people say no. >>> the faa still hasn't determined what's causing electrical pro
at the front lines. bill: congress has a compromise, a deal with the debt ceiling, it comes with a big catch, though. does that mean there is hope for a long-term solution, america? or is this going to backfire in a big way? martha: scientists say that these new pictures of the sun shed light on a long-standing mystery. what that is? bill: 32 minutes later here is your moment, america. we do believe senator kerry will begin his opening remarks to his colleagues on the senate committee here. here we go. >> members of the committee, thank you very, very much. i'm in awe of the wonderful comments that were just made, and i appreciate them, and i'll say a little bit more about them. before i begin i would like to have the privilege of just introducing very quickly, i think most of you know my wonderful wife, theresa who has been part of in great journey for a longtime. my brother cam who is serving over in the commerce department as counsel there and i trust they know he's here and have tkeufpb him tim given him time off. my daughter, vanessa and her husband brian, both of whom are working as ph
lanier. >> today the senate passed a bill that extends the debt ceiling, allowing the surgery department to borrow more money. it also requires congress to pass a budget and will withhold numbers pay intel they do so. harry reid says that he seeks to pass the bill in the senate. here's part of the debate of the bill. mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. camp: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in strong support of h.r. 325, the no budget, no pay act of 2013. this legislation directs members of the house and senate to adopt a budget resolution by april 15, 2013. if either body does not -- the speaker pro tempore: this house is not in order. please remove all conversations. the gentleman is recognized. mr. camp: thank you, mr. speaker. either body does not adopt a budget resolution by april 15, 2013, members ofhat body will have their pay withheld until they pass a budget. it's simple. no budget, no pay. the american people understand that they don't get paid if they don't do their job, and neither should member
consistently said he'd refuse to negotiate around the debt ceiling. his strategy is vindicated now that the republicans have backed off their threats to take the nation into a default. the president stared down the republicans. they blinked. >> ifill: congress still faces other fiscal fights. automatic spending cuts are due to kick in on march first, and funding for the government runs out march 27. so, can the republican party use fiscal issues to regain its footing? for more on the political fights ahead we turn to susan page, washington bureau chief for "u.s.a. today." and stuart rothenberg of the "rothenberg political report" and "roll call." chuck schumer just said the republicans brinked. did they blink, susan, and does it matter if they did? >> i think a big recalbraigz on their part. they find themselves on the defensive when it comes to the debt ceiling issue. remember how they vowed they would only raise the debt ceiling by a dollar for every dollar cut in spending. now they said never mind. we'll push that down the road. the big fight will be on the sweeping spending cut
's worth of gains for apple. >>> today the house voted to suspend the debt ceiling passing a bill that business the country another four months before it risks default but there's a catch. the bill is called no budget no pay. both chambers of congress have to pass a budget resolution or they don't get paid. house democrats against the bill call it a political gimmick. those in favor say it takes the threat of default off the table. >>> we are hearing from manti te'o for the first time since the whole fake girlfriend thing got exposed. the notre dame linebacker spoke to katie couric for her nationally syndicated daytime talk show katie. she asked him why he lied about his internet girlfriend after he found out that she never existed. >> this girl who i committed myself to died on september 12th. now i get a phone call on december 6th saying that she's alive and then i want to be put on national tv two days later and they ask me about the same question. you know, what would you do? >> the katie exclusive will air tomorrow. >>> san francisco co
a bill that would prevent the united states from hitting the debt ceiling. at least right away. it's dubbed the no budget no pay act. it was proposed by republicans and it lets the treasury department borrow money until mid-may, as long as congress passes a budget by april 15th. if lawmakers don't come up with a blueprint for the budget, the measure states their pay will be withheld. constitution doesn't allow the no pay thing to really happen, so that is a pr stunt. any way, that's why the act passed. 33 republicans, 111 democrats voted against it. one dem who did, congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz and she tells us the bill wasn't a clean debt ceiling increase and only prolongs economic uncertainty. it only extents it for a few months so she's right about that. >>> in the last 48 hours or so, u.s. cargo planes made at least five trips into mali transporting about 80 french troops and more than 124 tons of supplies. a spokesman for the u.s./africa command tells us the airlifts began monday, are going to go on for several more days. i couldn't help but notice this on the front
as obama was elected are going to cross their arms and they are not going to raise the debt ceiling ultimately unless they get severe spending cuts and the obama administration is not going to give it to them. and you are going to watch the u.s. do crazy, crazy things this year. >> if you are right on those crazy, crazy things, then the rest of us are in for a dreadful, dread full time? >> dreadful. it is going to be so strange for the richest country on earth to cross their arms and say i'm not paying. imagine crossing your arms. you are going to see it this year. >> reporter: now, we have been asking our guests here for the riskometer. on this side we have is the u.s. a bigger threat to global growth in 2013. on this side the e.u. lutnic thinks the u.s. is by far the bigger. as you look overall most people still seem to believe europe is the biggest threat in 2013. by the way, speet tweet me wher think the biggest threat is. >> very official looking. did you make that yourself? >> don't you mock it? it works and it is doing a good job. >> we will have people tweet you and see what
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